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SEC proposes CEO pay ratio disclosure rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2013

The SEC issued a proposed rule on September 18, 2013, that would require most public companies to report the ratio between the annual total


How public companies can prepare for the executive compensation clawback regime
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2015

Many public companies have not waited for the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to mandate executive compensation recovery policies, as required


S.D.N.Y. dismissal in Amex indicates how courts should analyze suits spawned by credit crisis
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2008

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently dismissed for a second time a federal securities class action against American Express Co. (“Amex”


SEC launches options backdating suit against Broadcom executives
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2008

The SEC has filed a civil action against four Broadcom executives and its General Counsel in connection with alleged options backdating activity at the company between 1998 and 2003


Internet proxy solicitation: shareholder choice means companies must prepare early
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2007

Shareholders may soon choose to receive proxy solicitations via the Internet


SEC permits (and may require) proxy solicitations on the internet
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2007

Issuers and third parties will soon be able to solicit proxies for annual meetings by posting proxy materials on an Internet website


Delaware Court of Chancery tackles issue of first impression and rules that stock option backdating violates a director’s fiduciary duty of loyalty
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2007

In Ryan v. Gifford, 918 A.2d 341 (Del. Ch. 2007), the Delaware Court of Chancery addressed a novel issue of Delaware law: whether backdating stock option grants violates one or more fiduciary duties


SEC releases competing proposals for shareholder participation in contested elections
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2007

On July 27, 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission posted two separate proposing releases that relate to shareholder access to a public company’s proxy ballot in connection with director elections


The Brocade options backdating trial: Reyes found guilty on all counts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2007

On Tuesday, August 7, 2007, after more than a week of deliberations, the jury in the criminal trial of ex-Brocade CEO Greg Reyes returned a guilty verdict


Massachusetts federal court: subsequent demand moots demand-excused derivative suit
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2008

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently granted a motion to dismiss a “demand excused” shareholder derivative suit on the basis that the suit was mooted by the plaintiffs’ subsequent demand letter